For previous editions, the most prominent practitioners, academic
This year’s conference will be organized by HiiL Innovating Justice with the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The theme to be explored at this year’s conference will be:
Can ODR Really Help Courts and Improve Access to Justice?
Courts are investing massively in digitizing their services and bringing them online. At the same time, the technology of online dispute resolution is rapidly developing.
Courts, tribunals and legal aid organisations worldwide are exploring the options, following the lead of the Susskind group report.For online dispute resolution services, procedures and outcomes at courts and tribunals remain an important point of orientation. Users operate in the shadow of courts, having a court procedure as an exit option. Further integration of the different online paths to justice could lead to huge benefits. So the leaders from the fields of ODR and court technology will meet to share fresh experiences and to test opportunities and realities.